Microsoft has officially announced its latest offering, Windows 10. Microsoft’s last operating system, Windows 8 proved to be a restricted operating system as many users criticized it for losing the Start Menu.
With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is hoping to meet the needs of the users. The company was expected to name its new platform Windows 9, since the last major release was Windows 8.
The new operating system features the new Start menu which is the optimized version of the traditional Start menu that also features icons that are similar to the ones found in the Modern UI.
Described as Microsoft’s “most comprehensive platform ever,” Windows 10 will offer a tailored experience for all hardware across a single platform family. And developers can build universal apps that will work everywhere.
The Windows 10 resembles a lot with Windows 7, which is intentional. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said the company wants to make their transition to Windows 10 much more comfortable than the unfamiliar leap to Windows 8 two years ago.
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Another key feature is the addition of Universal Windows apps that addresses problems that many Windows 8 users have experienced with Modern UI apps not working well when run from the desktop.
Microsoft has added some unique features to Windows 10 which will be more user friendly unlike the Windows 8.
Microsoft has brought back the familiar Start menu, but it brings with it a new customizable space for user’s favorite apps and Live Tiles.
Users can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
New task view buttons
There is a new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops users create.
Users can create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where they left off on each desktop.
Find files faster
File Explorer now displays user’s recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files easier.